My name is Chandra . I have had different last names ; nowadays I prefer to just be Chandra, the name of my birth. I live in Berkeley, California with my husband and three children. I have been an immigrant for 11 years and we are finally taking the step this year to come back and live in India. In my experience as a wife and a mother, I have found it difficult to retain my sense of self. I am further lost in the melee of foreignness that one encounters every day in my adopted country. And now my old country is a new country and potentially foreign. Along with the possibilities of finding myself and making new homes, I have found myself lost in translation, quite literally. This sejour in India, this return to one’s center of familiarity and comfort are in a way a form of escape but on a deeper level an occasion for hope and optimism that it is never too late to find oneself.